Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual (Marisol McDonald Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Monica Brown (Author) Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y La Fiesta Sin Igual (Marisol McDonald Bilingual English/Spanish)

Marisol is turning eight, and it's time to plan a birthday party that will be fabulous, marvelous, and divine. She also hopes that Abuelita, who lives far away in Peru, will be able to come to the celebration.

At the party store, Marisol can't decide what kind of party to have. Nothing seems right for soccer, pirate, princess, unicorn-loving Marisol. Finally she comes up with just the right idea, and when her friends arrive for her Clash Bash birthday, a big surprise awaits. But in a heartwarming turn of events, Marisol gets the biggest surprise of all--a visit from Abuelita via computer.

Marisol está cumpliendo ocho años y es hora de planear una fiesta de cumpleaños que será fabulosa, maravillosa y divina. También espera que Abuelita, que vive lejos en Perú, pueda venir a la celebración.

En la tienda de fiestas, Marisol no puede decidir qué tipo de fiesta hacer. Nada le parece bien a la Marisol futbolera, pirata, princesa, amante de los unicornios. Finalmente, se le ocurre la idea correcta, y cuando sus amigos llegan para su cumpleaños de Clash Bash, le espera una gran sorpresa. Pero en un giro conmovedor de los acontecimientos, Marisol recibe la mayor sorpresa de todas: una visita de Abuelita a través de una computadora.

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Monica Brown

Monica Brown is the award-winning author of over thirty books for children, including Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/no combina, Sharuko, Maya's Blanket/la manta de Maya, Waiting for the Biblioburro, Frida and Her Animalitos, and El Cuarto Turquesa/The Turquoise Room, as well as the Lola Levine chapter book series, among many others. She is the recipient of the Christopher Award, two Américas Awards, and multiple starred reviews. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages, and has appeared in the NYTimes, The Washington Post, and on NPR's All Things Considered. When not writing for children, Brown serves as a professor of English at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches about US Latino and multicultural literature. Brown lives with her family in Flagstaff, Arizona. Her website is

Sara Palacios was born in Mexico City. She holds degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Digital Graphic Techniques, and is pursuing her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She divides her time between Mexico City and San Francisco, California. Her web site is

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Guided Reading Level
Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication date
September 20, 2013
Marisol McDonald Bilingual English Spanish
BISAC categories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV048000 - Juvenile Fiction | Clothing & Dress
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
Library of Congress categories
Spanish language materials
Racially mixed people
Hispanic Americans
Birthday parties
Delaware Diamonds Award
Nominee 2014 - 2015
Monarch Award
Nominee 2016 - 2016

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